When you are older and at some point thinking why the hell do I have R as my sister? Why couldnt it be someone else? Thats when I want you to read this post.
I think you are an extremely lucky girl. To have R as your akka. She does so much for you, girl.
She dances non stop for half an hour singing loudly so that you lie down smiling at her without crying and ma can eat her food!
She sings lullabies for you so that you sleep and ma’s throat doesnt pain!
She changes your cloth diapers when you pee
She applies your cream on your legs and hands every night gently and slowly
She never makes a face when you do potty! I tell her to go from the room incase it irritates her but she says ‘arey Amma everyone does potty na..so what?’ She has even offered to clean the potty clothes! (An offer I have been refusing:))
She scolds me when I get bugged at you and keeps telling me ‘Amma give her milk, she wants milk!’ Even as you start crying
She shows you off to all her friends and says you are the cutest one around!
She told me ‘Amma its okay if you dont come down to play Holi this time..you just take care of my sister’
There are a lot of things she foregoes just so that I can give you milk and take care of you!
Yes, everyday she will also complain about you being a pain and all that, but the way you smile and jump when she is around is so so amazing that she forgets all the anger. You have a special smile for her. No matter what your mood or how much you are crying or drinking milk, as soon as you hear Akka’s voice, your face breaks into a smile and then a wide grin.
‘See see Amma she is looking at me and smiling’ she tells me so happily and proudly!
You are her Paapa, paapi, kutty, kanamma, kannukutty, darling, baby and dearest sister!
You are very lucky, R2. I just hope this love and bonding is there between the both of you forever and ever!
Slightly teary eyed and counting my blessings